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February Newsletter:
How language defines us
The language industry is buzzing with activity and with so many interesting news stories being reported, it was challenging to select just a few of them. But this month's theme was guided by International Mother Language Day and the importance to preserve and transmit one's cultural and linguistic heritage for the survival of future generations, and what defines them.
With this in mind, in this edition we bring you a selection of news articles, and our own social media and blog posts, that we hope you will enjoy reading as much as we enjoyed selecting them for you! 
News Snapshot
The Michif Language under threat
The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA) have published an interesting article about the Michif language, spoken by the Métis peoples, and the preservation efforts currently under way to save it.
How Covid-19 Threatens Native Languages
The average age of speakers with the greatest knowledge of the Lakota and Dakota language is 70. COVID-19 has dramatically hampered the preservation efforts that had been made and time is running out to save them.
The Greek language and Greenglish
Between the pandemic language permeating everyday Greek and younger generations writing in Greenglish because it's quicker, leading linguists are worried about the preservation of their linguistic heritage.
Translating the Untranslatable
How do you translate unique cultural aspects? And how do you do it within the constraints of subtitling protocols? Over and above the fact we could write an entire newsletter about subtitle translation, this is a fascinating article!
Our Ebook was featured on Nimdzi!
Last December, we were lucky enough to be featured in Nimdzi's Insights newsletter for the publication of our ebook and localization guides! A big thank you to Nimdzi for their support! Have you checked our ebooks yet? If not, take a look
Slang And Where Languages Come From
What is language? Where does it come from? How did and does language evolve? How do we use it? Do we change the way we speak depending on who we're speaking to? What effect does it have? An interesting video well worth a watch!
LingoStar Highlights
It's been a busy month of noteworthy calendar dates to mark and celebrate! From welcoming the Lunar New Year of the Metal Ox to spending special time with our loved ones on Family Day and Valentine's Day whilst hopefully eating your favourite pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, we've also commemorated National Flag of Canada Day and observed International Mother Language Day! Find out more background information and history about these events by clicking on any of the images below!
LingoStar Focus & Projects
With so much going on at the moment, it's easy to miss things so here's a quick glance at our cultural social media posts published in February. All are inspired by the projects we work on, the special cultural events happening around the world or simply by our love of languages and cultures we simply have to share with you! :-)
LingoStar Blogs & Star Stories
Variations in written Canadian, American and British English
Our latest blog post - Variations in written Canadian, American and British English - is out and is the second instalment in our focus on Canadian English.
A great read for any linguist!
Click here to view this blog!
Lunar New Year of the Ox – Welcome!
Have you ever wondered where the Lunar New Year comes from? What does the Year of the Ox mean? Read our article to have all your questions answered!
Click here to view this blog!
Special Calendar Dates Coming Up
Events Coming Up
Short intro setting out contect and acknowledging sources as needed. Use Vancouver's Best Places and Tourism Vancouver.
Paddles Up!
Feb 12, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Learn about the festival’s cultural heritage and its unique stories and artefacts in this special exhibition celebrating cultural expression and sport in British Columbia.
Book your timed entry ticket online.
Griffin Art Projects: Whose Chinatown?
Jan 30, 2021 - May 1, 2021
An exhibition bringing together an art history of Chinatowns and their communities by historical and contemporary Canadian artists. Collections as well as artworks, artefacts, and archival materials.
Virtual Dumpling Masterclass
Feb 5, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021
A hands-on, 90-minute experience where you'll learn what makes a good filling, how to prep the ingredients, how to fold the wrappers, how to cook the dumplings before enjoying them in your own home! The start time is 5 pm and it's open to all ages.
A Seat at the Table
Nov 19, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
This new feature exhibition by the Museum of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging.
Get in touch!
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